Dramatically Reducing Embodied Carbon in Europe

About the Project

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance’s “Dramatically Reducing Embodied Carbon in Europe” project aims to foster widespread adoption of ambitious local, national and regional policies that will reduce embodied carbon and increase the uptake of bio-based materials in the built environment in Europe. The project was launched in 2021 with the support of the Laudes Foundation and will run through the end of 2023.

The Project undertakes four main activities:

  1. Identify and recruit leading cities poised for ambitious policy development, adoption and implementation. Participating cities include: Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Glasgow, Helsinki, Lille, Lund, Nantes, Oslo, Stockholm, Tampere, Turku, Valladolid.
  2. Foster the adoption of ambitious embodied carbon and biobased material policies in participating cities through technical support, involvement of communities, close industry dialogue and peer learning.
  3. Advocate for national policy adoption to prompt the national level to develop policy that better enables cities to reach their embodied carbon targets and to change regulatory red tape that hampers cities’ embodied carbon work.
  4. Exert influence at the EU level for policy adoption that enable local and national governments to pursue more ambitious embodied carbon targets.

Project–Related Documents

Communicating the Importance of Embodied Carbon and Bio-based Materials in the Built Environment